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IRS Data Retrieval Tool Is Now Available

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is now available beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, and is the best way to provide tax data required by the FAFSA.

Note: The DRT will remain unavailable for the current school year (2017-2018). Tax data must be manually entered into the FAFSA.

Order Your Tax Return Transcript Online Or By Phone.

You will need your social security number, date of birth, and the address on file with the IRS. Make sure to request the IRS Tax Return Transcript and not the IRS Tax Account Transcript. The tax return transcript is a summary of the line items processed by the IRS.

To request your IRS Tax Return Transcript online, go to

  • Select Get Transcript Online or Get Transcript by Mail.
  • After entering your personal information, select Tax Return Transcript and the 2015 Tax Year.

  • To request your IRS Tax Return Transcript by phone, call 800-908-9946.

    Provide a copy of the Tax Return Transcript (if we are requesting your tax data) along with any additional verification documents to the financial aid office as soon as possible to complete the verification process. Additional help is available via our IRS Tax Data Instructions page.

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